Childhood gift of a Chinese Charm bracelet
close up one of the hand carved charms
They held a special magic for me back then and still do now. Once I thought of this bracelet I remembered another piece of jewelry in my childhood jewelry box. It is a necklace my grandfather made out of silver that he had wire wrapped with Lapis lazuli.
Lapis lazuli necklace made by my grandfather
detail of the lapis and wire wrapping
My grandfather died very young so I never met him but I always have held him in high regard and believed that his artistic work was a sign that I should be an artist. He also made leather book bindings with intricate tooled designs. He was an American but lived in Florence, Italy where my mother was born.I am always surprised that Sally's prompts lead me into wonderful paths of discovery. Thank you once again for this wonderful journey Sally.
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